Lecturer of Physics
Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: BS USTHB, Algiers; MS University of Louis Pasteur; PhD University of Heidelberg
Research Areas: astroparticle physics
Dr. Mohamed Lotfi Benabderrahmane is an astroparticle physicist working as an associated member of the IceCube experiment, located at the south pole. His main role is the search for physics beyond the standard model. He is also a member of the XENON1T experiment located at LNGS, in Italy, where he works on data analysis searching for Dark Matter particles. He received his PhD from the University of Heidelberg (Germany) on the search for the partial restoration of the chiral-symmetry based on the meson-nucleon interactions studies using the Four PI (FOPI) detector at GSI in Germany. He continued as a postdoc at the University of Heidelberg, working on the same topic for a year. He moved to DESY, in Germany, as a postdoc where he joined the IceCube experiment focusing on the searches for GUT magnetic monopoles. Since Fall 2014 he joined NYUAD as a lecturer of physics.